Neurorehabilitation

Neurorehabilitation

We provide high quality neurological rehabilitation services to the Greater Manchester conurbation, for patients with neurological impairments and those who have sustained major trauma. Salford Royal has 20 hyper-acute Neurorehabilitation, 10 acute Neurorehabilitation and 12 Major Trauma rehabilitation beds. In addition there is an offsite 18 bedded unit for complex continuing care and respite care. Once a patient is ready for transfer to a post-acute setting for longer term neuro-rehabilitation, this will happen to one of 4 inpatient units across Greater Manchester.

Patients with spinal cord injury are admitted to the Neurosciences Centre, numbers have increased since 2012. Links with the Spinal Cord Injury Unit (SCIU) in Southport are in place to ensure appropriate transfer of patients to a SCIU; monthly MDTs are held with the outreach service from Southport SCIU.

A Trauma Assessment and Rehabilitation Unit (TAU) became operational from April 2012. Patients are under the care of the appropriate acute specialty e.g. neurosurgery for patients with head injury, orthopaedics for those with multiple fractures, surgery for those with penetrating injuries etc. The TAU is for short stay rehabilitation, which will involve multi-disciplinary assessment and the generation of a “Rehabilitation Prescription” prior to transfer to inpatient rehabilitation or discharge.

Outpatient clinics are held at SRFT, including dedicated clinics for patients requiring Botulinum toxin injections and for those requiring intrathecal baclofen.